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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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NAKANO, Tatiana de Cássia  e  WECHSLER, Solange Muglia. Brazilian test of figural creativity: instrument proposal. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.1, pp. 103-110. ISSN 0034-9690.

Creativity is a multidimensional phenomenon and important to promoting the individual´s development. The purpose of this study was to create an instrument for evaluate figural creativity among Brazilian children and to investigate the validity and reliability of it. The sample was composed of 120 children, 60 male, 60 female, who were estuding at public Brazilian middle school located in Sao Paulo state. The children answered two instruments: Thinking Creatively with Pictures of Torrance (1990) and Brazilian Test of Figural Creativity, elaborated in this study. Both permit evaluating 14 creative cognitive and emotional characteristics. Concurrent validity for the Brazilian test was verified throught Pearson Correlation (r=0.81 to 0.94; p<0.001) and Reliability coefficient ranged from r=0.84 to 0.99 (p<0.001). The Analisys of Variance indicated that effects of sex, grade and their interaction on the test. Concluding, the Brazilian test of figural creativity could be considered a paralell form to the Torrance Test and the need to be normed in order to be used for Brazilian psychologist to assess children´s creativity.

Palavras-chave : Creativity; Psychological assessment; Children; Tests (Brasil).

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